The Tea Party Platform includes Illegal Immiagration as one of their main topics of contention against the Federal Government. The Tea Party Patriots endorses the Group that targets Illegal Immiagration known as
Georgia Coalition against illegal immigration. This Group is based in Atlanta.
This is their website’s statement below
Georgia Coalition Against Illegal Immigration(GACAII) is the most aggressive adovocacy group in Georgia. We also have lobbyist at the State and local level.We belive the borders should be secured,and that illegal immigrants should not be allowed any state or federal benifts.The federal goverment has failed in its efforts to enforce illegal immigration.
The state’s legislative session won’t begin until Monday. But lawmakers got started weeks ago, “prefiling” bills that would block illegal immigrants from attending state colleges and punish government contractors who hire them. Yet more legislation is on the way. Much more.
A pair of Republican lawmakers is preparing to file omnibus legislation in each chamber some time in the coming days. On Tuesday, Rep. Matt Ramsey — a co-chairman of a special study committee on immigration — outlined for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution what the legislation will likely include: Ways to encourage more communities to apply to join a federal immigration enforcement program called 287(g). Through the program, local police officers and sheriff’s deputies are given the power to question people about whether they are in the country legally and issue arrest warrants, prepare charging documents, and detain and transport people for immigration violations;
Measures to toughen an existing Georgia law requiring state and local government contractors to ensure their employees are eligible to legally work in the United States. The legislation could also include incentives for other private employees to participate in E-Verify, a federal work authorization program;
Provisions to ensure the identification people use to get public benefits in Georgia are “secure and verifiable.”
Lawmakers and local sheriffs say illegal immigrants are committing crimes in Georgia and competing for taxpayer benefits and jobs here.
“There are some serious social and economic consequences for the state and local governments due to the federal government’s failure to secure our borders over the last 30 years,” said Ramsey, a Republican from Peachtree City and a co-chairman of the Joint House and Senate Study Committee on Immigration Reform.